Tag Archives: cancer

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism. Mutations in BRCA cause cells to lose the ability to repair errors in DNA through a… Read More »

Nicotinamide For Skin Cancer

Nicotinamide (niacinamide) may help reduce your chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, squamous cells carcinoma and actinic keratosis. This is not just wishful thinking but based upon a well designed Australian clinical study in which they used a dose of 500 milligrams twice a day.   Unlike nicotinic acid, nicotinamide does not improve blood cholesterol… Read More »

Infant with deadly leukemia saved by drug for adult liver cancer

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have successfully treated a months-old infant with a rare childhood leukemia using a targeted therapy approved for adults with inoperable liver cancer and advanced kidney cancer. The decision to use the drug, sorafenib, was made after pathologists identified a unique mutation in the form of two genes being fused together instead… Read More »